ARUA Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Food Systems

The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Food Systems (formerly ACoE in Food Security) was established in 2018 and is one of 13 ARUA Centres of Excellence (CoEs). These CoEs form a network of universities from around the world, all undertaking collaborative research in priority thematic areas to find solutions to the development problems of Africa.

ARUA-SFS was established in 2018 through a partnership between the host institution – University of Pretoria – and collaborating partner institutions – University of Ghana and University of Nairobi.

ARUA-SFS aims to connect Africa’s talented researchers with each other and the global academic community to collaboratively identify solutions to the food systems challenges of our time as articulated in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want. 


The vision of the ARUA Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Food Systems is to:

“Harness partnerships in research and innovation to drive agricultural and food system transformation to ensure sustainable food security and nutrition in Africa.”



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